Training News

  • Fla. Instructor Burned by Live-Fire Demo

    A Miami-Dade firefighting instructor was burned Friday morning when a live-fire demonstration flashed, reports CBS Miami.Lt. Kevin McCrea, an 11-year veteran of the department, was taken to Ryder Trauma Center by air rescue.Fire officials told the media...

    News • November 18th, 2011

  • New Ohio Firefighter Feels Born Into Career

     Nov. 04--Casey Willoughby was born to be a firefighter. There was really never any question of his career choice. It was there every day for him to see. His grandfather, George, retired as an Akron fire district chief in 1998. His father, James, is a...

    News • November 7th, 2011

  • Pa. Fire Lt. Collapses and Dies at Fire School

    Keith Rankin was a big man. A real "teddy bear of a guy" who constantly did for others. For his fellow firefighters, that's the tough part. "He would do absolutely anything for anyone, and in the end, when it was our turn to do something...

    News • September 26th, 2011

  • MCI Drill Showcases Vegas-Area Teamwork

    LAS VEGAS -- The scene was surreal: a bus on its side with two heavily damaged vehicles smashed against it, one on its roof against a backdrop of the glitzy Las Vegas skyline, with several hundred spectators seated on bleachers watching the rescue...

    News • September 1st, 2011

  • N.C. Fire Department Placed on Probation

    WALNUT COVE, N.C. -- The Walnut Cove Volunteer Fire Department didn't send enough firefighters on 17 fire calls over the past year, North Carolina Department of Insurance spokesman Kerry Hall told WXII. Hall said the department was placed on...

    News • August 4th, 2011

  • Fire Truck, Car Collide in Cincinnati

    CINCINNATI -- Four firefighters were sent to a hospital Wednesday morning as a precaution after a crash. The fire engine was responding to a fire on Joseph Street in Bond Hill when witnesses said it lost control on Reading Road, then hit a...

    News • August 4th, 2011

  • Baltimore Suspends Program, Probes Cheating

    The Baltimore City Fire Academy EMS training program has been suspended pending the outcome of a cheating investigation.

    News • July 18th, 2011

  • NFPA Develops Electric Car Response Training

    The program aims to help responders with crashes involving electric vehicles.

    News • May 16th, 2011

  • Texas Aerial Used for Rooftop School Prom Stunt

    HOUSTON -- A high school principal has been scolded over a rooftop prom stunt involving her daughter and a fire department ladder truck, Local 2 Investigates reported Tuesday.

    News • May 11th, 2011

  • Baltimore Fire Dept. Abandons Hiring Procedures

    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore City Fire Department has abandoned hiring procedures established in 2004 that were designed to make the department more diverse, the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team has discovered.

    News • March 30th, 2011

  • Florida County Practices Tsunami Drill

    INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla. -- Even before the devastating tsunami that struck Japan two weeks ago, officials in Central Florida were preparing in case a tsunami hit our coast. Brevard County said its coast could be hit...

    News • March 24th, 2011

  • Japan Nuclear Fears Spark Fla. Hazmat Training

    MIAMI -- Miami Dade Fire-Rescue showcased its emergency response procedures and equipment during a hazardous material drill Monday amid fears over nuclear radiation leaks in Japan. The situation in Japan has sparked concern over South...

    News • March 23rd, 2011

  • Pa. Dept. Cuts Training Time to Attract Recruits

    RIDGWAY, Pa. -- Officials with one Elk County fire department are hoping new training options will add new members to their crew. Firefighters usually have to get 188 hours of training before joining a fire...

    News • March 17th, 2011

  • Colorado Firefighters Rescue Two From Blaze

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- Firefighters rescued two people trapped in a third-floor unit by an apartment building fire in Adams County on Sunday morning, authorities said. A grandmother and her two grandchildren escaped from ground-floor unit 102...

    News • March 15th, 2011

  • New Ideas Overcome Obstacles to Great Training

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Hood River (Ore.) Fire Chief Devon Wells knows how difficult it is to keep firefighters engaged in training and how challenging it can be for a training officer to come up with new ideas, as well as handle all the paperwork involved...

    News • March 2nd, 2011